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By Steve Kilar and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2011
Irene Logan's death leaves nearly 30 people without their family's matriarch. For three children, eight grandchildren and more than a dozen great-grandchildren, Logan was the family's bedrock. "She loved taking care of people," said Irene Ushry, Logan's daughter. Ushry found her 91-year-old mother, stabbed to death, on the floor of their small kitchen upon returning from work about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. Family members gathered outside the house as police investigated into the evening.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
- More than 100 relatives, friends and neighbors gathered for a candlelight vigil Friday night in the southeastern part of the city to honor the life of Morgan State freshman defensive lineman Marquese Meadow. Mourners stood outside the home of Benita Meadow, Marquese Meadow's mother, to reflect on the life of the 18-year old, who died on Sunday, two weeks after collapsing during a practice on Aug. 10. An autopsy revealed that complications related to heat stroke caused Meadow's death, which was ruled accidental.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2013
When Maryland plays its next game on Tuesday, Terps swingman Dez Wells will be competing against a mentor and family friend in North Carolina Central coach Levelle Moton. North Carolina Central is located near where Wells, a junior, grew up in Raleigh. Moton helped Wells during a difficult period when the player was expelled from Xavier following a sexual assault  allegation that a prosecutor said was unproven. "You're talking about an emotional rollercoaster," Moton told me earlier this year about Wells' journey.
FEATURES
By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Third in a summer series highlighting dream homes on the water. When Wendy and Alex Haig set out five years ago to find the perfect weekend retreat, they were torn between two different bucolic areas: the rolling horse country of Middleburg, Va., and the wide expanse of the Chesapeake Bay. "The bay very clearly won out," Wendy Haig says. Alex Haig, a lawyer and son of former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, and his wife, a managing partner for a marketing strategy company, wanted a place where they could relax with family and friends and escape from the pressures of Washington.
NEWS
By David Nakamura, Steve Yanda and Daniel de Vise, Washington Post | May 23, 2010
On the day before he was charged with first-degree murder, George Huguely V walked the fairways and greens of Charlottesville's exclusive Farmington Country Club, the Blue Ridge Mountains at his back. The University of Virginia men's lacrosse team, ranked best in the nation, had just won the last regular-season game of Huguely's senior year. The 22-year-old and some teammates had gathered at the club with their fathers to celebrate the storybook ending and to look forward to the NCAA tournament.
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By Brent Jones, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2010
As Emily Kerstetter and her fellow church mission members enjoyed a meal at an Ethiopian restaurant in Uganda, the 16-year-old Ellicott City resident told her new friends that she wanted to stay and work through the rest of the summer. She had already extended her trip once, opting out of her original flight that departed five days earlier. She was ready for more. Minutes later, a suicide bomber struck outside the restaurant, one of two attacks in the Ugandan capital of Kampala that killed at least 74 people and wounded 85 others, including Emily, her grandmother and three other members of her group.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2013
Alexander Kinyua pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he killed a family friend with an ax and ate his heart, and a Harford County judge found the defendant not criminally responsible for the act because of mental illness. The decision means Kinyua, 22, will not be sent to prison for the Joppa killing. Instead, Kinyua will remain committed to a mental health facility indefinitely, unless a judge finds that he is healthy and no longer dangerous. Those close to 37-year-old victim Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie questioned how long Kinyua would be held, telling prosecutors they could derive little comfort from the resolution.
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By Steve Kilar and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2011
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the son of a 91-year-old woman found stabbed to death in her Northeast Baltimore home was a close friend of her family and called the crime "devastating. " "I have known her son since I was a child — he was close friends with my family, so this is devastating. It's senseless," Rawlings-Blake said at a Thursday morning event. "My hope is that the work that was done, the forensic work, we'll be able to figure out who did this very soon and bring that person to justice.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2011
One of two Anne Arundel County teenagers hit by a passing car while leaving a carnival has died, a family representative said Thursday. Kara Micciche, 17, had spent a few hours Tuesday evening at the Earleigh Heights Carnival with her 18-year-old boyfriend, Sean William Snyder of Severna Park. They were crossing Ritchie Highway near Earleigh Heights Road about 9 p.m. when they were struck by a car, according to police. Micciche, a rising junior at Broadneck High School, was declared dead Wednesday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a family friend said, and her organs will be donated to seven people.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | July 1, 1995
A 14-year-old boy was charged as an adult with murder last night after a 12-year-old boy who was shot Thursday night died at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.Officers charged Anthony Jawara Mayo of the 2300 block of E. Biddle St. after Terrell Antwant Forbes died at the Hopkins center at 6:30 p.m., according to a police spokesman.The suspect, known on the street as "Wa Wa," was being held at the Eastern District station.Terrell was shot at his home in the 2400 block of E. Fayette St. A weapon has not been found, said Agent Robert W. Weinhold Jr., the city police spokesman.
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By Jessica Anderson and Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
She was buried in a small pink coffin. But before the casket closed Friday, mourners gathered at the Israel Baptist Church in East Baltimore to say goodbye to 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott, whose hair, as in many of the pictures of her that flashed on the church's large screen, was in braids with little white bows. The toddler was struck by a stray bullet outside her home in Waverly a week before. Two others were also injured in the shooting. Police sources said Friday that a person of interest turned himself in for questioning in the shooting, though no charges have been filed.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
At the funeral Tuesday for Justin Nicholas Diggs, family and friends remembered a child who loved the outdoors, God and helping others. Justin, a 12-year-old Pikesville Middle School honor student, was killed July 8 when a tree fell on him during a violent thunderstorm at River Valley Ranch, a Christian summer camp in the Millers community in Carroll County. Eight other children in the camp were treated for minor injuries. During the service at New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, camp program director John Zeigenfuse recounted how Justin once told his mother he wasn't calling home often while at River Valley because he was busy helping other campers.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
Terry Stafford grew up in Chatham, Va., before bringing her Southern lifestyle to Abingdon some 28 years ago. Of her dream house, she proudly remarks, "Everybody who comes into this house says it should be in Southern Living magazine. " That was her plan all along when the builder she worked for designed a three-gabled, Colonial-style home for her and husband, Jim Boyd, for which they paid just under $750,000. A licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams Premier Realty and the host for 20 years of the WCBM talk radio show "All About Real Estate," Stafford, 64, insisted that her home fit the couple's lifestyle.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
If you happen upon Happenstance Theater during the next few weeks, count on some good old-fashioned entertainment. The ensemble makes its local debut at the Baltimore Theatre Project with two family-friendly shows celebrating vintage circuses and clowns. "We have a tendency toward the nostalgic," says Sabrina Mandell, who serves as co-artistic director, business manager, performer and more. The company got its start in the Washington metro area by, well, happenstance. Mandell, a visual artist and former sailer aboard rigged schooners, met Mark Jaster, a student of mime legend Marcel Marceau, at a clown workshop in 2006 and the two hit it off - so well that they got married and launched their own theater troupe, Happenstance Theater.
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From Sun staff reports | April 9, 2014
Michael Hirschbeck, the 27-year-old son of major league baseball umpire John Hirschbeck, died Tuesday, WFMJ in Youngstown, Ohio, reported. Michael Hirschbeck had adrenoleukodystrophy, an inherited condition that affects the nervous system. John Hirschbeck's oldest son, John, was 8 years old when he died in 1993 of the rare degenerative disease. The Poland, Ohio, family's struggle with ALD was told in a series of 1996 articles in The Sun that won a Pulitzer Prize. Lisa Pollak's story, "The Umpire's Sons," recounted a family tragedy that had become a footnote in the feverish media coverage after Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar spat on Hirschbeck after a controversial call in 1996.
NEWS
By Rus VanWestervelt | April 7, 2014
Tricia Lige remembers the first thought she had in 2005 when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis: "I'm going to end up in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. " Now, nine years later, the Knettishall resident will be walking with her entire family and about 40 others on her team, Lige Lightning in her 10th MS Walk Towson at Goucher College on April 13. "For some people, the disease progresses quickly," Lige said. "I have been fortunate to remain stable for the last nine years.
NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | February 11, 1993
After deliberating six hours yesterday, a Carroll County Circuit Court jury convicted a 43-year-old Westminster man of sexually molesting two of his nieces and the daughter of a family friend more than 50 times over the last five years.The seven-woman, three-man jury returned guilty verdicts on three counts of child abuse, two counts of second-degree sex offense, four counts of third-degree sex offense, two counts of perverted practice and five counts of battery.The defendant showed no emotion as the verdicts were read.
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From Sun staff reports | April 9, 2014
Michael Hirschbeck, the 27-year-old son of major league baseball umpire John Hirschbeck, died Tuesday, WFMJ in Youngstown, Ohio, reported. Michael Hirschbeck had adrenoleukodystrophy, an inherited condition that affects the nervous system. John Hirschbeck's oldest son, John, was 8 years old when he died in 1993 of the rare degenerative disease. The Poland, Ohio, family's struggle with ALD was told in a series of 1996 articles in The Sun that won a Pulitzer Prize. Lisa Pollak's story, "The Umpire's Sons," recounted a family tragedy that had become a footnote in the feverish media coverage after Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar spat on Hirschbeck after a controversial call in 1996.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2014
Recovering from four bullet wounds, Jose Melo's wife begged him not to go on Monday, but he would not hear of it. Eleven days had passed since Melo last worked at his small corner store in Southwest Baltimore. On that day - Jan. 9 - he had come out of the bathroom hearing gunshots and screaming only to see a hooded gunman fire one more shot into his wife before fleeing. Her brother, who helped out behind the counter, was slumped next to her, fatally shot in the chest. He wasn't scared, Melo told his wife, Irkania Moran, repeatedly.
NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | January 19, 2014
Retired U.S. Navy Capt. John "Jack" Slaughter said people often ask him what the secret to his long life is. "It was an awful lot of luck," he told friends and four generations of family - about 240 people from around the country and as far away as Canada - who gathered at the Colonnade in north Baltimore on Sunday to wish their patriarch a happy 100th birthday. For one thing, Slaughter said, the first ship he served on was the only one in a group of four to survive a battle during World War II. The other three ships were sunk.
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